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SSN Fishing Triva Contest WINNER and Answers


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Brendan resides in California after spending most of his life in Florida. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hiking and adventures.

"I was born in New York and grew up in Florida with an alligator in my backyard.  In 2004, I went to school at American University in Washington, DC.  In college, I studied geology and indigenous politics in New Zealand and interned in Senator Kennedy’s office, where I enjoyed giving long and detailed tours of the U.S. Capitol building.  In 2008, I graduated with a degree in Political Science and Public Communications. 

Currently, I live and write in California."

 

BRENDEN WAS  THE FIRST TO IDENTIFY THESE SPECIES OF FISH AND WON A $25.00 GIFT CARD FROM PRO BASS SHOPS. CORRECT ANSWERS BELOW.

 

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Photo: Arapaima fish and diver

Arapaima and Diver

Photograph courtesy Zeb Hogan

A diver shares a tank with an adult arapaima fish at an aquarium in Manaus, Brazil. Known as the pirarucu in Brazil and the paiche in Peru, this South America giant is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. Some reach lengths of more than 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh upward of 400 pounds (180 kilograms).

Large megafish like these have become rare worldwide due to heavy fishing. The arapaima is the focus of several conservation projects in South America, including no-fishing reserves and fishing quotas.

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Photo: Preserved paddlefish in a museum

Preserved Paddlefish

Photograph courtesy Zeb Hogan

Tourists walk past a preserved paddlefish on display at the Yangtze River Fishery Research Institute in Jingzhou, China. This critically endangered species lives in China's Yangtze River and is a contender for largest freshwater fish in the world. Unfortunately, overfishing and dam construction have decimated paddlefish populations. None have been seen in the wild since 2003, and scientists worry the species may already be extinct.

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